Industry News | April 28, 2009

Hospitality Law Seminar Scheduled for June 1-2

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The Hospitality Law Seminar for the Eastern Region is offering an early registration discount for attendees who register by Monday, May 18. Those who register with a colleague will get the second registration half price.

The Seminar is scheduled for June 1-2, in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Pier 5 Hotel, with additional seminars scheduled in Chicago and San Diego.

The regional seminars will explore food and beverage issues affecting the hospitality industry. Each seminar also will feature leading speakers from each region, including Elizabeth DeConti of Gray Robinson, who will be speaking on "Food & Beverage Liability." Another presentation focuses on Current Legal Issues Facing the Hospitality Industry.

The seminar offers three tracks: hospitality law for lawyers and paralegals, hospitality law for operators, and hospitality IT meets the law: focusing on PCI compliance.

“Given some of the travel restrictions that have been put in place due to the economy, we decided to bring the education closer to our constituents," says Stephen Barth, founder of "The regional seminars also give us an opportunity to focus on regional and state differences." expects the regional seminars to foster a community among hospitality practitioners. “A driving force behind is to enable the sharing of best practices and the creation of an ongoing dialogue between legal practitioners and professionals within the hospitality industry," Barth says. "These smaller regional gatherings will provide an opportunity for all hospitality professionals to get to know each other and to share their ideas and concerns at a level that’s closer to home.” Participants will be encouraged to continue that crucial dialogue after the seminar with the help of the regional attendee list, which will be distributed at the conclusion of each seminar. has requested CLE accreditation for up to 11 hours for this program from the following states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. It has also requested other accreditations, including HRCI, which is now pending approval.

Credit towards recertification from EI-AH&LA is available.

To register or to obtain additional information on these seminars, please download our conference brochure (.pdf) or visit .

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